As a business traveler myself, I know the importance of staying connected. On my business trips, I find myself carrying an array of electronic gadgets to get me through the day. Over the past few years, airlines and airports have assisted travelers with their lonely electronically-connected commutes through offerings of charging stations and wi-fi connections.
The latest to join the “connected” offerings is Continental Airlines. Just this week, they announced they have executed a letter of intent with inflight entertainment provider Live TV to offer inflight wi-fi via Ka-band beginning next year. The company plans to offer the service on more than 200 domestic Boeing 737 and 757 aircraft equipped with DIRECTV. This will provide onboard connectivity and more than 95 channels of live television programming to customers flying within the continental United States.
United Airlines currently offers inflight Internet service on 14 aircraft. This planned expansion by United Continental Holdings to offer more inflight wi-fi services underscores the company’s commitment to providing unique options that enable customers to customize their travel experience.
For you the business traveler, it means you now have more options to keep up with your busy life.